花期：三月 至 四月
英國佔領香港後，在灣仔軍器廠街至中環花園道一帶陸續建立海軍船塢（Naval Yard）、威靈頓軍營（Wellington Barracks）、域多利軍營（Victoria Barracks）、美利軍營（Murray Barracks）和北軍營（North Barracks）。海軍船塢於1959年全面關閉，隨後政府填海開闢夏慤道連接灣仔和中環，部分土地與威靈頓軍營改建成夏慤花園和金鐘地鐵站。
Exotic (originated from India)
Flowering Period: Mar - Apr
Queensway x Justice Drive (Opposite to One Pacific Place)
Opposite Pacific Place, Admiralty, a very prominent Tree Cotton stands beside Justice Drive, which connects Queensway and Court Road, witnessing the military history of Hong Kong.
After the British occupied Hong Kong, Naval Yard, Wellington Barracks, Victoria Barracks, Murray Barracks and North Barracks were built from Arsenal Street in Wan Chai to Garden Road in Central. Navy Yard was closed in 1959, and then the government reclaimed the land to build Harcourt Road, connecting Wan Chai and Central; part of Navy Yard and Wellington Barracks were then converted into Harcourt Garden and Admiralty MTR Station.
In 1979, the former British Forces stationed in Hong Kong handed over Victoria Barracks to the government, most of the land was used for the construction of Hong Kong Park, and the rest was used for the relocation of the High Court (formerly known as the ""Supreme Court""), and auctioned to developer to build Pacific Place.
In 1984, the High Court was relocated from Central to Queensway; in 2021, the government announced that the High Court would be relocated to Site 5 in the New Central Harbourfront, which was originally Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarter (already demolished) and Harcourt Road fresh water pumping station. Every project has tree cutting concern.
The Tree Cotton is tall and straight, and is known as the ""hero tree"". It belongs to the Bombacaceae family like Kapok, but the two are different species. Tree Cotton has large bright orange-red flowers, while Kapok has small white flowers. And Tree Cotton has wider leaves than Kapok.